, a new katydid from Borneo first identified from a photograph, rather than the usual dead specimen.
, a new species of dwarf lemur from the dry forests of Madagascar. This animal was actually discovered in 2014, but it took until recently for DNA studies to prove that it is really a new species.
the Ziggy Stardust snake, and Tylototriton anguliceps,
the Klingon Newt, two new species from the Mekong Delta.
a giant sundew from Brazil, the first new species identified from a biologist's post on Facebook.
An as-yet unnamed species of jellyfish discovered in the Marianas Trench, nicknamed the spaceship.
a new species of Woolly-Headed Bat
new species of damselfly discovered in Africa by Pink Floyd fans. This was published in an article that announced 60 new species of damselflies and dragonflies, the greatest total from a single publication in decades.
, the Phuket horned tree agamid, a medium-sized lizard from Phuket Island off Thailand.
Johnny Cash Tarantula (because it wears black and was discovered near Folsom Prison).
, a new species of flowering tree discovered by the side of a road in a popular national park in Gabon, under the noses of park rangers, biologists, and everyone else.
, discovered in the remote mountains of Laos.
, a millipede with 414 legs, no eyes, 200 poison glands, and four penises. Take that, world.
My son adores these posts of yours, John. A great reminder!
Post a Comment